Mercury Theatre, led by Executive Director, Steve Mannix and Executive Producer, Tracey Childs, today announce a casting update for Ken Ludwig’s BASKERVILLE! as part of the company’s opening season in its newly refurbished venue, following two years of closure to reimagine and improve accessibility throughout the theatre.
The production opens on 5 August, with previews from 30 July, and runs until 22 August and is directed by Creative Director of Mercury Theatre Ryan McBryde. Tickets are on sale here.
Naomi Peterson joins the company in the role of Miss Stapleton and others, joining the previously announced Richard Ede (Sherlock Holmes), Marc Pickering (Stapleton and others), Eric Stroud (Doctor Watson), Naomi Petersen (Miss Stapleton and others), Phil Yarrow (Sir Henry and others). Peterson replaces Eva Jane Willis who had to withdraw due to prior commitments being rescheduled.
40 characters. 5 actors. 1 madcap adventure for the world’s most famous detective!
This is a thrilling new look at Sherlock Holmes. On the murky moors of Devonshire, heirs to the Baskerville name are being killed, one by one. Some say it’s a family curse. Some say it’s a murderous hellhound. Some say it’s a load of old nonsense. A case like this can be solved by only one man…or…actually…two – so don your deerstalkers because Holmes and Watson are on the case!
This fast-paced, laugh out loud comedy sees our intrepid duo try to crack their most notorious case with the help of a tangled web of clues, silly accents, disguises and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Will our heroes discover the truth in time? Will they fall foul of the demon hellhound? Will they get all the costume changes right?